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QUINTANIA CREEK. Quintania Creek rises eleven miles from Fowlerton in La Salle County (at 28°19' N, 98°55' W) and runs southeast for sixteen miles before fading out in an area of shifting sands twenty-four miles south of Fowlerton (at 28°07' N, 98°49' W). As late as the 1940s the creek emptied into the Nueces River, but by 1977 the Nueces had shifted to the south. The creek rises in low, rolling terrain and descends to flat terrain with locally shallow depressions. Clay and sandy loams support grasses, mesquite, and chaparral in the creek's upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses in its lower.


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"QUINTANIA CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.